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Good evening, everyone! First, I would like to take a minute to welcome you all to my sister’s wedding and thank you for being here with us, to take part in this celebration.
Sisterhood is, perhaps, one of the most complicated relationships to describe. There are so many moments where it feels like we truly hate each other but at the same time, there is an underlying bond of love so strong that nothing can destroy it.
My sister and I have both been through the phases of teenage where we tended to avoid each other and outdo each other’s retorts by coming up with better comebacks.
Fortunately, though, we both grew out of those phases and learned to see each other in a different light. As the years passed, my sister became my closest friend.
Having seen her at her lowest as well as her best, I can honestly say, I have never seen her as ecstatic as she is today, standing beside her husband. I consider my sister to be a wonderful person- caring, understanding and extremely loving. She goes above and beyond for those she cares about and so, it is absolutely heartwarming to see she has found someone who will do the same for her.
I understand that I am almost duty-bound to tell embarrassing stories about my sister at this point, but I think I will skip that because, well- to be honest- my sister still scares me and I am too young to die. (small laugh). I can, however, tell you all that there is nothing that prepares you to see your own sister, as a bride; a wife to the man she loves. I never thought my sister needed anyone else since she always seemed so fine on her own but seeing her, here, beside her groom, it becomes evidently clear that these two complete each other.
I won’t lie, there were some instances where I feared this day would feel like I’m losing my sister but fortunately, it does not feel that way at all. On the contrary, it feels like I’m gaining a brother and I have no doubt; we will get along wonderfully. My sister has always made great choices but I am certain you are the best one yet. I am delighted to welcome you to the family and I hope you are as excited about the prospect as we all are.
With that, I wish you two have the time of your lives, by each other’s side. I wish upon you every happiness there could possibly be and I hope you prosper, flourish and grow to build a bond that is magical.